Three related questions from a newbie:-
1) How long do HER2 results usually take to come through?
I'm under the care of Clatterbridge via one of their satellite clinics. I had an endoscopy about 10 days ago, my cancer has been graded as grade 2 but I was told that a sample had been sent off to Nottingham for HER2 testing and that we are still waiting for the results.
2) Is Herceptin given as a matter of course if the HER2 results are positive, or will I need to argue my case for what is a very expensive drug?
3) I start EOX chemo on Thursday. If I am a suitable patient for Herceptin, would this be administered after the chemo, or in parallel?
Thanks in anticipation